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What Is The Difference Between A French Door And A Patio Door?

What Is The Difference Between A French Door And A Patio Door?

There are a few main things to consider when you are thinking of getting a new door – “normal patio” door, which means a sliding door or a french door is a big decision. After all, you are looking to have this door for years to come. Some of the biggest questions is, what really is the difference between a french door and a patio door? While both doors come in many different sizes, they may sound similar but have way bigger functionalities.

Sliding Patio Door

Sliding patio doors are what has been and what continues to be most common in households. You are able to cover much wider spaces with these doors. One of their biggest hurdles is that you can only open about 50% of the door at a time. If you typically have large items going in and out of this door, it may not be the right option for you because of this. They can be beneficial because they open onto the other side, and don’t use up any space and you can put things in front of the door and it won’t be in the way.

French Door

French doors are seen as a traditional door. They are two doors that open outwards. One of their key features is that you can have full access to widthwise to smaller areas – like patios, decks, or gardens. Most french doors are two identical doors, one has a lock that you use as your primary lock and the other door locks into it. They also seem to create a more elegant looking space.

Which Door Is Right For You?

Overall, the layout of your home or room that this door is going into will going into your decision. You want to make sure that you can go in and out when needed without having to move furniture or any larger items. Both doors have pros and cons and if space isn’t the issue then it will depend on your personal preference.

No matter what type of door you end up getting – Bay State Exteriors can help you out! If you are still unsure feel free to reach out to us with any questions! We are here to help. You can call us at 857-389-5284 or contact us on our website. We offer free consultations so don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

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How To Insulate An Old Home

How To Insulate An Old Home

  An old house has a wonderful aesthetic and people are drawn to them for their history, but there can be problems associated because of an older home vs. a newer home. One such problem is the lack of insulation. Homes built before the 1960s lack insulation, and this can make your home lose its heat…

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Roof Repair vs Replacement: Which Option Is Best?

Roof Repair vs Replacement: Which Option Is Best?

Roofs are complicated parts of a house, yet they are a vital part of your house. It’s something that people often times forget about until they have an emergency. Which is why it’s good to weigh your options – people don’t always realize that there are options with a roof between replacing your roof or…

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Why You Should Replace Your Roof Before Winter

Why You Should Replace Your Roof Before Winter

Many people think they will wait until after winter to replace their roof, but this isn’t true. Especially in Massachuttes, where we get some pretty harsh winters, it’s best to be prepared and install a new roof before winter. There are many benefits to starting out winter with this already done. And chances are, if your…

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Should I Be Worried About Icicles On My Gutters?

Should I Be Worried About Icicles On My Gutters?

Icicles during this time of year are always a pretty sight, but that doesn’t mean they are good for your home. Gutters are especially vulnerable to icicles and can be severely damaged by them as a result of their weight. Our roofing company in Peabody wants homeowners to be aware of any icicles that form…

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What Is The Purpose Of Storm Windows?

What Is The Purpose Of Storm Windows?

Windows are an important feature to any home in the North Shore. Many historic homes in the Peabody and surrounding areas have the home’s original windows — but unfortunately these traditional windows aren’t very energy efficient. Luckily homeowners have the option to install storm windows in an effort to reduce heat loss during the winter…

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Should I Replace My Home’s Windows?

Should I Replace My Home’s Windows?

With winter on the way, you’re probably looking for ways to reduce heating bills. One of the most common places heat escapes from is your home’s windows. Windows account for nearly 80% of all heat loss in an average home, so it’s important to assess the current state of your windows. Signs of Aging Windows…

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What Is Cedar Impression Siding?

What Is Cedar Impression Siding?

Interested in remodeling your home’s exterior this season? Perhaps you’ve noticed warped vinyl siding or maybe you just don’t like the look of the old vinyl siding you once fell in love with. Don’t forget that if it’s been 15-20 years since you last had your siding installed, it’s probably time to replace it anyways.…

How Long Does it Take to Replace a Roof?

How Long Does it Take to Replace a Roof?

One of the most common questions we get asked here at our roofing company is how long a roofing replacement project will take. We understand that homeowners are concerned about the project being completed before bad weather sets in as well as concerned that their home’s appearance will look unsightly. Good news is, it doesn’t…

Why Choose Our Peabody Roofing Company

Why Choose Our Peabody Roofing Company

It’s officially spring and that means it’s the time of year to repair your roof that was damaged by the winter season. In Peabody, many private homes’ roofs are in questionable condition due to weather exposure and old age. Our roofing company in Peabody is here to help homeowners with roofing repair and new roof…